2016 Dry Rosé

90 Points

Wine Enthusiast

Gold Medal

New York Wine & Food Classic

Silver Medal

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

A classic representation of the style Finger Lakes rosés have become known for.  Delightful on a warm afternoon as a refreshing aperitif, and transitions easily to the dinner table.

Print Wine Notes
Wine Type:Rosé
Varietal:Cabernet Franc
Varietal Composition:
100%Cabernet Franc
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:10/14/2016
Acid:7.2 g/L
Bottling Date:01/25/2017
Residual Sugar:.5%
Alcohol %:13%

Tasting Notes

Crushed fresh herbs interweave with white cherries and strawberries on the nose. A creaminess adds weight to the mid-palate, with a long finish carried by raspberries and cranberries.

Winemaker Notes

39.7 tons of Cabernet Franc were machine harvested, crushed, and de-stemmed, then soaked overnight in bins, the press, or a tank between 10/14/16 and 10/16/16.  They were pressed the day after harvest, yielding 6956 gallons, and the juice was combined in two chilled tanks.  It had chemistry of 21.4 Brix, a TA of 4.5 g/L and a pH of 3.50.

The juice was settled overnight, racked off the juice lees, and inoculated with Rhone 4600 yeast and fermented for 29 days (on average) at 60-64F.  No yeast nutrients were added.  The fermentations were stopped by chilling at 0.5% residual sugar, on average. The wine was chilled to 40F to cold-stabilize and was heat–stabilized by the addition of bentonite.

The wine was filtered between 12/12/16 and 12/29/16.  1250 cases were sterile filtered at bottling in January, 2017.  Another 1500 cases were bottled over 3 days in February 2016.

This wine is vegan friendly.

2750 cases produced.

Food Pairing

This wine provides mouth-watering acidity to pierce through a heavier protein such as charred steak, but can play a more reserved role when paired with delicate options such as creamy-tomato shrimp. On those bright days, feel free to experiment with a Frisée salad with fresh garden beets, sprouts, gorgonzola and balsamic vinaigrette.

Recipes for this wine

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